(Wednesday, September 13, 2023) – The Visit Knoxville Open announced that the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Tennessee Valley are the recipient of a $70,000 award. The nonprofit organization will receive the funds following the Visit Knoxville Open’s 2nd place finish in the 2023 PGA TOUR Charity Challenge, a fantasy-style competition benefiting local charities.
During the 2022-23 PGA TOUR season, as part of the PGA TOUR Charity Challenge, host organizations across the PGA TOUR, Korn Ferry Tour and PGA TOUR Champions had the opportunity to select a local charitable beneficiary with specific programs and services that address diversity, equity and inclusion in underserved or underrepresented communities.
Every week, the amount of FedExCup points each tournament’s eight-player fantasy-style roster earned was totaled, and the team with the highest total each week won a $5,000 contribution to its charitable beneficiary. Each team’s FedExCup points were counted throughout the 2022-23 PGA TOUR season, and the team with the highest accumulation of points after the BMW Championship was crowned the season-long winner, earning the top prize of $100,000 for its charitable partner.
Twenty-two different host organizations earned additional dollars through weekly wins, and 10 larger donations were made on behalf of the top finishers in the season-long standings.